(Chill/Modern Classical) Tiny Leaves Releases New Album - "Stunning" (Lauren Laverne BBC 6 Music)

“Stunning” – 
“A Really Beautiful Record” – GIDEON COE (BBC 6 MUSIC)
“Delicate and dramatic” – THE SKINNY
“Life-affirming” – A CLOSER LISTEN


 Pegdoll / Cat Number: PEGX014 / Release: Digital Oct 27th, CD + Vinyl Nov/Dec 2017 /
Format: Digital, Vinyl, CD / Genre: Modern Classical


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Monday October 9th
 - The Greys, Brighton (Melting Vinyl)
with support from Matt Sewell.
Ticket link http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/tiny-leaves-support-tickets/281743?language=en-us
Event link http://www.meltingvinyl.co.uk/event/tiny-leaves/
Saturday October 14th - St Alkmund’s Church, Shrewsbury
(album launch) Ticket link https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Shrewsbury/St.-Alkmund%27s-Church/Tiny-Leaves-Album-Launch/13032948/ <https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Shrewsbury/St.-Alkmund's-Church/Tiny-Leaves-Album-Launch/13032948/>
Thursday October 19th - Grain Barge, Bristol
Ticket link http://hdfst.uk/E40797

Tiny Leaves is the music of composer Joel Nathaniel Pike. He is based in the borderlands between England and Wales with his wife and three children.

Pike began developing his solo indie-classical music whilst in other bands and launched his first EP in 2012. He feels his experimental writing process and live performance is very much rooted in the years of recording and gigs with bands. His sound is fresh and heartfelt.

His debut album “A Good Land, An Excellent Land,” was released to critical acclaim in June 2013. The album evokes a journey and is at times sensitive, delicate and intense. It is led mostly by piano, while strings and guitars weave in and out of the melody, complementing its sound. Tracks from the album were featured by BBC6Music, with special attention as their ‘headphones moment’ on Lauren Laverne’s show and again as their MPFree download for listeners.

Tiny Leaves has supported Sam Amidon, A Winged Victory For The Sullen at the start of their “Atomos” world tour and Julianna Barwick. June 2015 saw the critically acclaimed release of Tiny Leaves second album with its debut performance at Cock & Bull Festival over the summer of 2015. This album has since been broadcast across the world, on BBC radio, Ireland’s RTE - Lyric FM and New York’s Q2 (WXQR) amongst others and signed to Cooking Vinyl’s publishing arm.

He has also performed at last summers Hay Fringe festival ‘How The Light Gets In’. The next year holds much promise for Pike whose sound is progressing and developing fully with his third full-length album working with violinist Faith Brackenbury.

Tiny Leaves recently joined Julianna Barwick on her ‘Will’ 2016 European tour, as support for her UK dates and unexpectedly received glowing reviews for his own performances during the tour.

Notes On Belonging By Tiny Leaves

This is my third album entitled 'Notes On Belonging' is the culmination of over a year of exploration into musical landscapes inspired by the Welsh term 'cynefin'. The word which has no English equivalent, when translated means the environment in which you live, to which you are naturally acclimatised, and also in other translations, describes the sense of belonging, or even longing for home. The whole project from beginning to end is rooted in a rural corner of Shropshire to further harness this idea of belonging. The musicians are local to this area and the music was composed and recorded here. I also have been wanting to do a project with only four tracks to challenge myself to write longer pieces that come together to form more of a whole piece of music, having enjoyed this idea in post-rock albums and classical LPs. The cover of the album "Light (Cound November)" by David Tress, sees the fulfilment of a dream, from a long love for his paintings from my own art school days, to link up with this prolific Welsh Landscape artist. His celebrated work explores similar themes of relationship to habitat which is a timely coming together with this project. Remarkably the painting was made by the Pembrokeshire artist only a few miles from where the album was recorded in Shropshire, further affirming the theme of belonging to a place. The music was written alongside rehearsals with featured artist/violinist and viola player Faith Brackenbury, whose vast experience in Jazz and folk violin has further expanded my writing to newer territories. The track 'Cynefin' has been performed recently during a UK tour with Julianna Barwick, and a dance video is currently being created by choreographer Rachel Burn. The tracks have brief descriptions (when selected separately) which reveal something of their journey and meaning but are also importantly open to the listener's own interpretation and exploration.